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Pretty much the polar opposite of the immense PG depth and value this year seems to be SG.  As you can see in the ranks below, you’re getting all the way into the 7th round before 10 SG-eligible players have been taken off the board.  So if you’re worried about positions while drafting – especially in Yahoo where it seems the majority of players have multi-position eligibility – be sure to keep an eye on your SG position where I’ve had that spot filled last in a lot of drafts so far this offseason.  As mentioned above, all Razzball ranks are broken down by Yahoo position eligibility (view all top 200 here), so there won’t be direct positional crossover to other fantasy sites:

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2013-2014 Fantasy SG Rankings

(updated Oct. 8)

1 3 James Harden, SG/SF, HOU Easy to forget he was traded less than a week before 12-13 season.
2 5 Stephen Curry, PG/SG, GS A little worried about career ankle issues, no Jarrett Jack.
3 12 Paul George, SG/SF, IND Love George as a player, think he’s getting overhyped in fantasy.
4 16 Dwayne Wade, PG/SG, MIA Career-high FG% in 12-13, another solid year ahead.
5 20 Nicolas Batum, SG/SF, POR Wrist injury a concern (no surgery), falling numbers and %s in second half scary.  Played a lot of minutes in EuroBasket, has a bad back now.
6 41 Kawhi Leonard, SG/SF, SA Love him, love the multi-cat game, Yahoo at 24 seems extraordinarily high though.
7 47 Kobe Bryant, SG, LAL Could obviously move up with incoming optimistic news, rehab doing too well to be lower.  Looking like he’ll miss opening night, but not too much more action.
8 53 Monta Ellis, PG/SG, DAL Excited to see him play with Dirk, should have a solid season, slight scoring dip.
9 60 George Hill, PG/SG, IND Quiet, unassuming, steady production.
10 61 Eric Bledsoe, PG/SG, PHX Flashed brilliance when starting, polarizing fantasy ranks, big upside.
11 64 Klay Thompson, SG/SF, GS I’ve seen him very overranked, ThrAGNOF!
12 68 DeMar DeRozan, SG/SF, TOR A big sleeper of mine, TOR a great line-up now, buying the offseason work on 3s.
13 69 Gerald Henderson, SG/SF, CHA Back-to-back sleepers, Henderson showed elite production in 2nd half.
14 72 O.J. Mayo, SG, MIL Will lead offensive attack for the Bucks, solid talent around him.
15 73 Bradley Beal, SG, WAS Showed talent at times in rookie season, big injury concerns.
16 75 Greivis Vasquez, PG/SG, SAC Think there’s multi-cat upside, but ankle injury and IT2 issues remain.
17 76 Andre Iguodala, SG/SF, DEN Low floor/low ceiling, moves to another fast-paced team to duplicate 12-13 #s.
18 77 Jimmy Butler, SG/SF, CHI A little surprised I’m higher on him than most, will start, multi-cat goodness.
19 78 J.R. Smith, SG/SF, NYK Knee injury, suspension for smoking, but past those I’m fine with him here.
20 80 Gordon Hayward, SG/SF, UTA Minutes, steals, assists up as 12-13 went on, TOs down, Uta needs consistency.
21 82 Danny Green, SG/SF, SA Really underrated multi-cat season: 1.2 stl 0.7 blk 12-13 a little shocking.
22 84 Wilson Chandler, SG/SF, DEN Without Gallinari until probably February, Chandler a huge breakout candidate.
23 85 Brandon Knight, PG/SG, MIL Still very young, think with actual talent around him could emerge.
24 88 Wesley Matthews, SG/SF, POR Don’t see him playing 35 mins a night, even with rook McCollum to miss prolonged time.
25 90 Victor Oladipo, SG, ORL Only other rookie in top 100, may start slow but I see bigger role in 2nd half.
26 93 Raymond Felton, PG/SG, NY Still driving a high-powered offense, think Beno Udrih eats into a few minutes.
27 97 Jamal Crawford, PG/SG, LAC Will duplicate what we saw last year, which was top 100 worthy.
28 105 ↓ Tyreke Evans, SG/SF, NO Ankle dinged up after preseason injury, hate to draft him injured even with report he should make opening night.
29 108 Eric Gordon, SG, NO Oh those knees… A great player when 100% healthy, but think those days over.
30 109 Joe Johnson, SG/SF, BKN Someone will reach for name value, scoring/3s down with all the options.
31 113 Maurice Harkless, SG, ORL Flashed multi-cat goodness with 1.2 stl/0.8 blk in only 25 minutes per game.
32 116 Arron Afflalo, SG/SF, ORL Empty scoring, but still produces despite status with Magic in turmoil.
33 118 Jarrett Jack, PG/SG, CLE Wahhhhhh, I’m Jarrett Jack!  Will find time at the 2 late in games.
34 120 J.J. Redick, SG, LAC Limited upside, but should be able to replicate what he did with the Magic in 12-13.
35 123 Kevin Martin, SG, MIN Will score, but doesn’t get to the line anymore, still doesn’t do anything else.
36 124 Randy Foye, PG/SG, DEN Gallinari hurt, no Brewer, no Iggy, no Koufos, Denver will need scoring.
37 125 Ben McLemore, SG, SAC Crowded backcourt, but they seem determined to play him, some upside.
38 126 Kyle Korver, SG/SF, ATL Despite my reluctance to draft 3-point specialists, was solid in 12-13.
39 127 Dion Waiters, SG, CLE Jack will take some minutes, a lot of new options on the Cavs.
40 128 ↑ Corey Brewer, SG/SF, MIN (two weeks ago)I just think he’s better than Budinger or Shabazz, more multi-cat value than expected. (now) Budinger hurt, Brewer to start.  Me likey.
41 129 Manu Ginobili, SG/SF, SA Injuries and lower minutes of course still there, but can still produce.
42 130 Evan Turner, SG/SF, PHI I just thought he’d be better and the NBA and he’s not, not buying new opportunity.
43 132 ↑ Martell Webster, SG/SF, WAS Porter’s hip injury lagging deeper than thought, Webster in line to get minutes in his stead.  Wiz to ease Porter in when ready.
44 138 ↑ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, DET More and more glowing reports – could start and be a key shooter.
45 141 ↑ Archie Goodwin, SG, PHX The more I’m looking at guys below him, the more I have the rookie nookie urge to take Goodwin.  6th man role in team that will play him.
46 142 Ramon Sessions, PG/SG, CHA Was on his way to a great 12-13 before a knee injury, should still see good mins.
47 143 Nick Young, SG/SF, LAL Might be droppable after Kobe is back, but could have a strong start.
48 144 Alec Burks, SG, UTA Will probably be undrafted in a lot of leagues, starting minutes gives him value.
49 146 Iman Shumpert, SG/SF, NY Returned from ACL surgery last year, could be solid after healthy offseason.
50 147 Nate Robinson, PG/SG, DEN Not a fan, but will get some run as the 1/2 off the bench and is being reported he could play some with Lawson in shortest backcourt ever.  Next they’ll bring in Spud Webb.
51 151 Lou Williams, PG/SG, ATL Still recovering from the ACL, will be eased in, but still 2nd half upside.
52 152 Rodney Stuckey, SG, DET Even if KCP starts, Stuckey will get minutes running the second unit and at times with starters.
53 153 Avery Bradley, PG/SG, BOS You don’t really want any of the Celtics gaurds, but they’ll play.
54 155 Marcus Thornton, SG, SAC McLemore takes some of his value, a streamer ThrAGNOF when hot.
55 156 Trevor Ariza, SG/SF, WAS Even with Porter lingering injury, don’t think it changes Ariza’s value all that much – boost went to Webster for me.
56 158 Ray Allen, SG, MIA ThrAGNOF!
57 161 Tony Allen, SG/SF, MEM Gives you the minutes, not any upside.
58 162 Lance Stephenson, SG, IND Same as above.
59 164 Jared Dudley, SG/SF, LAC Still see Barnes playing more minutes, but a chance to start on a good team.
60 166 Vince Carter, SG/SF, DAL Unreal he’s still playing, unreal the scoring/3s last year, still some value.
61 169 Thabo Sefolosha, SG/SF, DET Steals specialist, not much else.
62 170 Martell Webster, SG/SF, WAS When it’s all said and done, I think the odd man out of Porter/Ariza/Beal
63 171 Mo Williams, PG/SG, POR Probably seeing the fewest minues since a rook, still will find time late in games.
64 175 Mike Dunleavy, SG/SF, CHI Minutes will come as the backup to Deng and Butler.
65 178 Courtney Lee, SG/SF, BOS The steal a game gives him a little value in hodgepodge backcourt.
66 181 Brandon Rush, SG, UTA Burks is by no means a sure thing, could be a deep contributor.
67 187 ↑ James Anderson, SG/SF, PHI Interesting that he might start, and that’s about it.  Sixers look awful.
68 189 Shane Battier, SG/SF, MIA When you’re going this deep, it’s gonna start getting ugly.
69 190 Jason Terry, PG/SG, BKN Won’t have much value unless Deron gets hurt, but very possible given history.
70 192 Toney Douglas, PG/SG, GS Can score off the bench in a fast-paced offense, Curry’s ankles iffy.
71 195 Marco Belinelli, SG, SA On the right team to throw up some ThrAGNOF streaming!
72 196 ↓ Carlos Delfino, SG/SF, MIL Probably missing the opener, doesn’t need his foot too healthy to camp behind the three point line.
73 196 Wayne Ellington, SG, DAL Another ThrAGNOF streamer, should get decent minutes for shots.

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  1. Dominican Power says:

    SG is looking like the SS/2B position in baseball.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:

      @Dominican Power: Haha that’s a great comp

  2. Richo says:

    Hey mate, I’ve loved these rankings. The notes you use to justify your picks have proved very useful. I’m in a 12 team league (5positions+utility+3bench) and got Kobe early 3rd round and Rondo early 5th.. I’ll obviously start pretty slow but I’m curious as to where you’d have Bryant ranked if you knew he would suit up for the first game- hypothetically.
    ATM I’ve got Kevin Martin as my starting SG (ESPN, so no dual position players) so I hope he returns quickly. Thanks again.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:

      @Richo: I’d probably move Kobe up to early 3rd round. Think he facilitates well again this year, but there’s still the injury risk down the road even if he did suit up opening night. Yeah I’m a little down on KMart but he should give you decent scoring and 3s until Kobe gets back.

  3. Tiez says:

    Harkless SG? At both ESPN and Yahoo, he’s listed as a SF only… Do you expect him to become SG-eligible later on?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:

      @Tiez: Interesting – he was definitely SG eligible when I first built out all the players to rank a few weeks ago. .. I’ll make that change today thanks for catching that!

  4. Nemesi says:

    Hi, great rank!

    But…where’s Jeremy Lamb? i think it’s a sleeper this season.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:

      @Nemesi: I had him on my radar, but prior to Westbrook’s injury I don’t think he was top-200 worthy. However, now there’s a lot more room for some back court changes and he may make the next update, but barely. Reggie Jackson definitely will make the top 200, probably in the mid 100s.

  5. Shawn M says:

    What are some realistic avg’s for Jimmy Butler this season? Picked him up late last year and wondering if I should sell off the hype right now. Thanks.

    FYI: You still have Igoudala listed in Denver.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:

      @Shawn M: Oops – thanks for catching that! Yeah I ranked him according to the move as evidence by the comment, just must’ve gone too fast…. re: Butler – I have him ranked high but I’m not sure if there’s necessarily that much hype, but maybe there is and I haven’t seen much of it. I’d say 10/4.5/2/1,25/0,5 with solid percentages and a three a game, fairly close to what he did in the 2nd half last year.

  6. George says:

    Here is my shooting guard sleeper of the year.

    Evan Fournier only has Randy Foye standing in front of him and since when has Randy Foye ever held onto a starting job. Expect Fournier to stand out and take the job. Fournier did a nice job last year when Karl gave him the starters’ minutes. Expect it to happen again this year.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:

      @George: Haha on Foye… Pretty true…. The thing with Fournier for me is he looked more like a PG in games I saw him and Miller will play some 2 with Lawson at times. While I agree Foye isn’t that great, I think he’d have to get hurt for Fournier to take a big step, but that’s not that outlandish a situation. Interesting call!

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